Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyBoots View Post
2E had a bit of it too, with the various "containers" from "Containers" to "Arrays" to "Variables" limited to PL, but they eliminated that in the errata, and then in Ultimate Power. But yes, 1E used the usual d20 model of limiting totals to PL, but allowing bonuses past that if you spent the point (so your "BAB" was limited to PL, but you could spend points to increase it).
It also didn't account for attributes in capping directly, which is one of the reasons Super Attribute costs in 1e were all over the map.